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Gold Bonus Cache in Black Rock Mtn State Park

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Hidden : 05/08/2010
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Black Rock Mtn State Park:
Gold Bonus Cache

Cache information:

Steward: erik88L-R
Park: Black Rock Mtn State Park
Cache type: Mystery “?”
Coordinates: N 34º 55.451 W 083º 24.679
Difficulty: 4
Terrain: 3
Cache Description:
This "Gold Bonus Cache" is for those who have found all 40 of the qualifying Georgia State Park GeoTour caches, and has found the "Bronze Bonus Cache" and the "Silver Bonus Cache." PUBLIC NOTICE: Black Rock Mountain State Park is now open seasonally, March 14 - November 30. Please be advised that as of December 1st, 2013 the park will be closed and the geocache will be removed and disabled until March 14th, 2014. Please do not enter the park if it is closed, trespassers will be issued citations. Don't forget about our newest GeoTour cache at Don Carter State Park. Thanks for your understanding and happy caching!

Cache is in Black Rock Mountain State Park. The cache is not at the posted coordinates. Those will put you in a nice spot overlooking Black Rock Lake. However the cache location is near a spot with this very different view:

Valley View
Park: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Scenic View
Parking Fee:


Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, take a trinket from the cache, leave something of greater or equal value in return for the next person and then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now with the Georgia State Parks GeoTour you can “Get Out. Get Dirty. Get Fit.“ and go geocaching in Georgia state parks.

Steps to the Georgia State Parks GeoTour:

1. Obtain a Georgia State Park GeoTour PassPort from any park or historic site or download a PDF from

2. Go to create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and more information for the Georgia State Parks GeoTour locations.

3. Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are sealed ammo boxes labeled as a Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites geocache. Caches are located in 40 Georgia state parks and state historic parks.

4. When you find a GeoTour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the cache and stamp your PassPort grid sheet with the unique stamp for that specific park.

5. Be sure to follow the Leave No Trace guidelines –

6. Follow the Traveling Gophers. There are 58 Georgia State Park & Historic Sites travel bugs moving around the country. Be on the lookout for them and help them get to a new destination.

7. If you’re quick, there is a “First-to-Find” special prize.

8. Find one of the “endangered” gopher stuffed toys in 10 of the caches and it’s yours to keep and protect.

9. Complete specific numbers of caches to get a custom Geo-Coin. Bring your stamped PassPort into the park’s Visitor Center and receive a voucher for your coin.

With 15 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin
With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin
With 40 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin.
Bonus Caches:
Once you find the caches for the custom geo-coins you are also eligible for a bonus cache at each level. These caches are more challenging and not required to complete the GeoTour or receive your coins. Click on the links below to access the bonus cache pages:

Bronze Bonus Cache page

Silver Bonus Cache page

Gold Bonus Cache page

State Parks Information:
For informantion on GA Parks Geocaching:

Park: (229) 861-3137

Lodges/Cabins/Yurts/Camp Reservations: (800) 864-7275

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the Georgia Geocaching Association and member erik88L-R, Volunteer Steward of Black Rock Mtn State Park.
Disclaimer to New Geocachers:
Please join us in playing! All are welcome who observe and obey the rules. Please do not move or vandalize the container. Replace the cache like or better than you found it and when you leave, and make sure the cache is completely covered. Please do not remove the rubber stamp from the ammo can, this is a essential game piece for cachers accepting the GeoTour. The real treasure is just finding the container and sharing your thoughts with everyone who finds it. Pick up a GeoTour Passport at any Park Visitor Center.
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Note: Black Rock Mountain is closed seasonally from December 1 until March 15.


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